The Symptoms, a Hungarian dance-theatre group have launched their first crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in relation to Crying will get you nowhere, a documentary film with an extraordinary approach to the topic of ageing.

The film focuses on Éva Fahidi, a 90 year old Holocaust survivor who - despite her age -  decided to step on the stage of a theatre for the first time in her life to perform in The Symptoms’ dance-theatre performance Sea Lavender. The film is directed by Réka Szabó, artistic director of the company. 3 days have left from the campaign. Those who want to support the creation of the film in exchange for a very special gift can still do it for 3 days.

Dear All,

 I am Réka Szabó, director of the documentary Crying Will Get You Nowhere. Before divulging any details, let me start by thanking all of you for taking a few minutes to get acquainted with our project. If we manage to raise the funds necessary to complete the film, I am confident that we will have brought to the screen a truly moving story about a remarkable woman, Éva Fahidi. Time is of the essence. This film must be made now — or it never will. But what is the story, you may ask?

Premiering October 13-14, 2015 at 19:30 o’clock // Vígszínház Home Stage

Sea Lavender — or the Euphoria of Being

In this duet of two women, a 90-year-old Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor teams up with a young dancer.

Éva is a passionate pleasure-seeker, while Emese is bent of saving the world. Éva never says good-bye, while Emese enjoys coming home. What connects them is the common language of dance. One of the last witnesses of the Holocaust, Éva has kept her clothes she wore as a young woman, and they fit Emese to a tee. Emese is tall; Éva likes to believe she has remained so. They look alike...

The Symptoms will perform The Miracles of the Night - a visual, surreal performance - at O.Z.O.R.A. Festival on August 9. The production debuted this April and was inspired by the title poem of Sándor Weöres. The performance will be held at Chambok House from 7 PM.


The Miracles of the Night to be performed again at Trafó from this fall

The Miracles of the Night to be performed again at Trafó from this fall

„Playfulness – probably it is the best word to briefly describe the multi-arts performance of The Symptoms, in which the lighting, the music, the visual arts and dance truly complement and complete each other” Klaudia Antal



The Miracles of the Night which debuted in April will be performed again at Trafó in September, October and November. You can buy tickets for the performances here.

Apropos 2.0 performed in English

With the merge of dunaPart platform and the Hungarian Showcase, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, The Association of Independent Peforming Artists (AIPA) and The Hungarian Theatre Critics’ Association jointly organize the Hungarian independent contemporary performing arts platform between March 2-8, 2015. The program series is called dunaPart3 and it is hosted by numerous theaters in Budapest. On this occasion, Apropos 2.0 will be performed in English by The Symptoms at MU Theatre at 16:00 pm, on March 4, 2015.